2002 Chevrolet Malibu User Reviews

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2002 Chevrolet Malibu FWDReview
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Malibu Sucks — this car was ok when i first got it, but now it pretty much sucks since it's got about 100,000 on it. the signal lights dont want to work the cd player dont play most of the cds i have i've changed brakes on the car twice in two months.

Pros: it runs somewhat

Cons: almost everything

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2002 Chevrolet Malibu FWDReview
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Malibu — This car is pretty sick, i used to want it when i moved out but then we got the Civic which is a better car. Right now this is my sisters sick ride, but come June it's just chillin at our house more than likely. Its a pretty sweet car performance wise. Looks a little lame, total old person car.

Pros: Nice Interior, Can go fast quick

Cons: Old Person car

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Kind Of Plain, But A Good Car — This the car that replaced the Olds. Nothing fancy, just a 4 door tan Malibu. I learned my lesson and drive this one nice when I end up driving it.

Pros: Roomy, good mileage, rides nice

Cons: I don't know if it's just me, but the headrest seems fixed way forward, so I have to tilt the seat back a bit to be comfortable, not really a big deal though.

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2002 Chevrolet Malibu LS FWDReview
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Great Every Day Car — Great every day car great car, great Fuel econ. lots of room (i'm 6 ft 1 inch). This car has never let us down, we Have 115000 kms on it.

Owner for 3 years, 3 months

Miles Driven per Year:20,000

Pros: reliable

Cons: looks like almost all the other cars out there. wish it was a little more "sporty"

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2002 Chevrolet Malibu LS FWDReview
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My Current Daily Driver. — Pretty sweet if you have a wife and two kids. I feel like I'm heading to or from soccer practice every time I drive it.

Pros: Reliable and good in the snow.

Cons: Just not sporty enough for me.

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2002 Chevrolet Malibu FWDReview
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Good Solid Chevy — She drives it So I need to keep the car in good shape. I can tell you the the still runs like new and rides smooth . I just put a set of rain deflectors/wind today. Great shape for a 2002.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: holding together and no problems

Cons: a little hard on gas, maybe a tune up soon ?

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2002 Chevrolet Malibu FWD Review
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Not thrilled about owning this car. I bought it a month ago and its already for sale. This car has horrible gas mileage. I know a v6 uses more gas but Im only averaging 14 city mpg. 120,000 miles on it and its overheating. It wont crank sometimes because of the antitheft. Its looks are a little plain, but my windows are tinted and I bought a steering wheel cover to spice it up a bit. This car does drive very smooth. It has good power and brakes. Its also a large car,,cargo and trunk. Like all cars there are strong points and weak points, however the weak points are expensive.
vs2002 Toyota ECHO
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Power Ranked 2002 Toyota ECHO worse.
"The Malibu has a 3.1L v6. The Echo has a 1.5 L/ 4 cylinder."
Handling Ranked 2002 Toyota ECHO better.
"The Echo is a small car and handles well around curves and its super easy to park. "
Looks/Style Ranked 2002 Toyota ECHO better.
"The Echo is a cute and stylish little car. It has alot of personality. The Malibu is very plain and generic looking."
Family Car Ranked 2002 Toyota ECHO worse.
"The Malibu is roomy. 4 Drs and a good family car for road trips. The Echo is 2 Drs and small backseat."
Value Ranked 2002 Toyota ECHO better.
"I saved a lot of money on gas and never had to pay for repairs other than maintenance on the Echo. The Malibu is a gas hog and needs more repairs than Im willing to make."
Would Buy Ranked 2002 Toyota ECHO better.
"I would buy the Toyota Echo over the Chevrolet Malibu. I dont like driving a car that I cant rely on."
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Reviews From Other Years

2015 Chevrolet Malibu Reviews

All Around Great Vehicle By nbrotsch

Chevy did not do a great job with the redesign of the Malibu. Its a vehicle that is just there. Its not there to get everyone head turning. but you have a great powered vehicle with great gas mileage ... Read More

2014 Chevrolet Malibu Reviews

Great Mid Sized Car With Good Power And Excelent Gas Millage By chevy3359

I like that the car has automatic stop when I am stopped for awhile that really helps on the gas. I like that it has automatic start for the cold winters. I also like the 2 year worry free maintenance... Read More

Torque !!! By Rich

Very good looking car and great performance. Quick through the turns and fun on the highway. Not exactly a family car, who needs a baby with whiplash ?!? Hidden compartment really isnt hidden anymore ... Read More

2013 Chevrolet Malibu Reviews

My Malibu By bobadams79

This is the 2nd Malibu I have owned and have had great luck with them. I would like a little bigger back seats and higher fuel. But, everyone wants higher gas mileage. The Malibu is a safe car as well... Read More

Great Color And Fuel Economy By bearball

just purchased. so far no issues as this was purchased for my son to get back and forth to work. his ride from trenton nj and back to home(south plainfield) as well as to bayonne nj a few times a week... Read More

2012 Chevrolet Malibu Reviews

Was Nice For A Year, Materials Started Wearing Excessively By Nick

I don't like that it's a Chevy, it's been the first Chevrolet I've owned and have had some problems with the electric power steering (seems to be very touchy) and chevrolet has been recalling too many... Read More

Malibu Great Commute And Family Car With Sporty Flare By GGB55

The looks and styling are great for this vehicle. Comfort is great for front seat passengers with the power seat options. Build fit and finish is excellent even with the abundance of plastics in the i... Read More

2011 Chevrolet Malibu Reviews

Simple Commuter Vehicle By tdv0991

This is a great car, and i think it looks very nice also. The interior is simple, and a little bland. The overall ride quality is great, very smooth on long trips and tons of cargo space. I would reco... Read More

Nice Car By Pat

Nice car, needs more trunk space. Power is great for passing and speeding up on interstate. Braking is great. I realy like this car. Wonderful on short trips. Longer trips is short on luggage space. W... Read More

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